The best time to start living a healthier life is right now. The B.C. Government recognizes that, in addition to your own motivation and commitment, getting and staying healthy can be a team effort. That's why we are helping British Columbians to get inspired about healthy living by partnering with employers, schools and communities.
In Your Community
In healthy communities, encouraging residents of all ages to achieve and maintain their best possible health is a priority. Healthy communities support their residents in adopting healthier lifestyles by providing access to physical activities, nutritious foods, tobacco-free environments and social connections that foster positive mental health.
Communities that support healthy living make it easier for all residents, regardless of age or ability, to make healthy choices every day.
In Your School
A healthy school is a place where students are given many opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to learn and develop healthy habits that help support their well-being for a lifetime.
Research shows that students who are healthy do better in school. Eating well, regular physical activity, positive mental health and a sense of connectedness to school are all linked to improved academic success.
The workplace does have an influence on a person’s health. Supports are available to employers in British Columbia who want to create a healthy workplace.